Pacific Division of AAAS is pleased to announce the start of its Centennial Year with its 96th annual meeting, to be held on the campus of San Francisco State University, 14 – 17 June 2015. Joining us again will be the Southwest and Northwest Sections of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. Membership in AAAS or
its affiliated societies is not required to participate in or present at the meeting.
All scientists, including graduate
and undergraduate students, are invited to
present their research results at the meeting, either orally
or as posters. Persons paying the registration
fee may attend all scientific sessions as
well as participate in many other activities
(field trips require advance registration
and payment of additional fees). Drs. Kimberely Tanner and John Hafernik, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, are co-chairing the local program committee for the Pacific Division.
The theme for this year's meeting is "Science in the Anthropocene."
Plan to join us for a full schedule of activities:
- contributed oral and poster paper sessions
- field trips
- division banquet
- and much more!
Societies and Sections Sponsoring Programs
The following societies and
Pacific Division sections will sponsor symposia
and/or contributed paper and poster sessions
at the meeting:
o Northwest and Southwest Sections of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
o Agriculture, Food, and Renewable Resources
o Anthropology and Archaeology
o Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences
o Cell and Molecular Biology
(includes Medical and Dental Research in these areas)
o Chemistry and Biochemistry
o Computer and Information Sciences
o Earth Sciences
(includes Geology, Physical Geography, Geophysics, Paleobiology)
o Ecology, Environmental Sciences, and Sustainability
o Engineering, Technology, and Applied Sciences
o Evolution, Organismal Biology, and Biodiversity
o General and Interdisciplinary
o Health Services – See Social, Economic and Political Sciences below.
o History and Philosophy of Science
o Materials Science
o Medical and Dental Research – See Cell and Molecular Biology above.
o Science and the Arts and Humanities
o Social, Economic, and Political Sciences
Societies and Sections –
(includes Health Services)
Click HERE for society and section contact information.
This year's technical sessions will be held on the campus of San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California. All meeting rooms will be equipped with
computers running PowerPoint and computer projectors. Speakers
requiring other equipment must make their requests known at the time of abstract submission. Such
equipment will be provided, if available, and
may incur an expense for the presenter.
Dates, Times and Rooms
The meeting rooms and presentation time schedule will
be published in the "Program with Abstracts" issue of the Proceedings (vol. 34, part 1), which will be provided to all meeting
registrants at registration. Speakers will be able to download the schedule,
which shows their day, time and place to present, from this and from the AAAS
Pacific Division homepage no later than 1 June 2015.
Each poster will be assigned a display space of 40" H
x 60" W (roughly 1 m x 1.5 m). Posters will be grouped by discipline and
subject matter. Each presenter will be given at least two hours for
poster display, although more time may be available. Presenters should
set up their posters no later than 15 minutes before the beginning of
their presentation session and are expected to be available to discuss
their work while their poster is on display. Posters
should be removed within 15 minutes of the close of the session. Student
posters will be judged for Awards of Excellence. Therefore, students
must be available for questions until all of the judges have seen their
Please check our current Newsletter for the most up to date information on posters.
A web site with much useful information pertaining to poster presentation is that prepared by G.R. Hess, K. Tosney, and L. Liegel, 2006, Creating Effective Poster Presentations. CLICK HERE to enter the site.
The AAAS Pacific Division is pleased to offer a number of programs to encourage students to attend its annual meetings and to help further their career goals. These include:
for students presenting their original research at an annual meeting: